What is a Vaginal Steam Bath?

What is a Vaginal Steam Bath?

V-steaming 101

Just when you think you’ve heard of everything, today we’re going to talk about vaginal steam baths, also known as v-steaming or vaginal steaming. It’s the newest craze that ladies everywhere are trying, but, what exactly is it, and what exactly does it do? Read on for the lowdown on this weird and wacky craze. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What is a vaginal steam bath?

With a shift towards more interest in ancient and natural healing methods, vaginal steam baths are coming back in style. A vaginal steam bath is exactly what it sounds like, sort of a steam facial for your vagina. Many women swear by these steam baths, believing that they help to cleanse, balance and tone the vagina, naturally.

It’s not just for the rich and famous, either. It seems like women from all walks of life are getting in on the steaming action.

What do vaginal steam baths do?

Many women and experts say that vaginal steam baths have many healing properties. Supposedly, vaginal steam baths can help with everything from bladder and yeast infections to infertility. They can also help with hemorrhoids, fibroids, irregular and painful periods, hysterectomy or c-section pain.

Many women swear by vaginal steam baths for cleansing and balancing their lady parts. They can cleanse the vaginal area of old blood and toxins, and can also balance hormones and relieve things like menstrual cramps and pain.

How do vaginal steam baths work?

While some women do vaginal steam baths at home, most treatments are now done at trendy salons and spas. Salon treatments involve sitting naked on an open seated chair for around 45 minutes to an hour, while a humidifier sends warm steam laced with Chinese herbs to your lady parts.

Some of the most commonly used herbs are the anti-fungal mugwort and the antiviral wormwood. The treatment usually runs around $75, but many women buy the herbs themselves and do the treatment at home. All you have to have is a pot to boil your herbs in, and the herbs themselves.

History of vaginal steam baths

While this trend is just now catching on in the USA, women around the world have been doing this tradition for thousands of years. Women in Korea, for example, call the treatment chai-yok, and do it monthly after their period ends. In South America, women do these cleansings regularly, and call them ‘bajos’.

Many women prefer the natural soothing nature of a vaginal steam bath to the harshness of other things like douching. So, have you ever tried a vaginal steam bath? Would you consider it? Would you do a vaginal steam bath at home, or would you prefer to do it at a salon?

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).